Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Yale Environment 360 has posted a fascinating interview with Michael Klare, professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College in Massachusetts. Klare has recently written a book titled "The Race for What’s Left: The Global Scramble for the World’s Last Resources," which "describes how the world economy has entered a period of what he calls 'tough' extraction for energy, minerals, and other commodities, meaning that the easy-to-get resources have been exploited and a rapidly growing population is now turning to resources in the planet’s most remote regions — the Arctic, the deep ocean, and war zones like Afghanistan. The exploitation of 'tough' resources, such as “fracking” for natural gas in underground shale formations, carries with it far greater environmental risk." You can read the full interview here.
- Blake Hudson